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Restoring as VMDK - Unable to boot

Post by tommmoe » May 01, 2017 6:46 am

Hi,

I am testing a restore from a physical RHEL 6.4 server into VMDK files and have gotten the VM to get to the boot loader, BUT it fails as it tries to run the file system check.

Here's the strange part, it checks lv_root and sda1 fine but gives the following messages for lv_home, lv_u01, lv_usr and lv_var

/dev/mapper/vg_vgname-lv_home is mounted
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting

It lets me get into bash and I can see the drives are mounted but when I try to unmount it says that it isn't mounted??

Note:
I've edited the fstab entry to change the UUID for /boot to match the correct UUID as the previous entry was pointing to the old ID but still no luck.

The output of df -k shows /dev/sdt1 mounted on /boot but /dev/sdt1 is not the correct drive and is the drive name on the physical host that the backup was taken from.

Any help would be great!
Thanks

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Re: Restoring as VMDK - Unable to boot

Post by vmniels » May 01, 2017 8:18 am

Could you open a support case as this requires further investigation by logs and maybe remote webex. Please post the support case id here for future reference.
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Re: Restoring as VMDK - Unable to boot

Post by tommmoe » May 02, 2017 12:09 am

Hi vmniels

Have been advised that there may be some troubles exporting to VMDK and I have had a webex session with a support technician that advised me to try the recovery media.

I'll report back once it finishes.

Support case # 02142847

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Re: Restoring as VMDK - Unable to boot

Post by tommmoe » May 02, 2017 12:28 am

OK, so that ended up working..

What was strange is that it split up one HDD into two VMDK files and didn't give me the option to put it all in one disk.

Loading the recovery media, deleting one of the VMDK's and restoring to the one disk worked!

Thank you to Ian the tech that took the call!

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Re: Restoring as VMDK - Unable to boot

Post by vmniels » May 02, 2017 2:16 am

Great to see it worked out via support.
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